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Try out this Blog as an least until choke surfaces:
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2012 on How We Are Different Than Them... at Open Choke
Yes Stanton, it is strange that choke left the blog without putting his readers on notice. I hope nothing bad has happened.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2012 on How We Are Different Than Them... at Open Choke
Sounds like a great guy. We could sure use more like him today.
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2011 on My Friend Jim... at Open Choke
Ms. Burns, who posts here from time to time has some interesting views on hypocrisy in her Nov. 18 post. I tend to agree with her.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2011 on Musings on Hypocrisy at Open Choke
Once again you dodge the question. "Lots of folks don't want unconventional hydrocarbons to be viable in the US, for any number of reasons." Who are these people? Can you name one?
"Lots of folks don't want unconventional hydrocarbons to be viable in the US, for any number of reasons." Who are these people? Can you name one? I have not met one and I do move around some. On the surface this looks like a crybaby position from someone that cannot professionally respond to a peer review or a critical analysis. I hear this kind of thing all the time on Fox News when people or groups disagree with Fox anointed policy. They “Hate America” says Sean!!
I know I sound like a broken record, but once again I am challenging the wisdom of your timing of restating the position that society needs to “toughen up” on the have nots, and your continued railing against that completely non-existent issue of our courts being clogged with Derridian DeConstructionists. WTF? Forget the courts being influenced by lobbyists gone wild and unrestricted money being poured in to elect judges from special interests…, we must fear the evil and ubiquitous Derridian DeConstructionists. OMG!! On the subject of going soft on the have nots, just look where Texas is today. We have arguably, the poorest public school system in the county rating 49th in verbal SAT scores and 46th in SAT math scores. Texas was the only state in the nation to cut average per pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2005, resulting in a ranking of #40 nationally; down from #25 in fiscal year 1999. It goes on and on and on. Just this week Texas elected to feed TDC prisoners only breakfast and dinner on weekends to save money. The incarceration rate in Texas in 704 per 100,000, the highest in the world. The incarceration rate in the People’s Republic of China in 117 per 100,000 and the Islamic republic of Iran in 226 per 100,000. Now comes choke telling us we have gone soft, like toilet paper.
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2011 on A Soft (Like Toilet Paper) Society... at Open Choke
A BA Degree?????
I am saying that times are different now in America, and one cannot equate the post war economic boom in America with the 21st century reality. Use any measuring stick you like, and you will see diminished opportunity. Therefore, I think it is unfair to tell the kids “By God I did this and the other and achieved this wealth and the reason you don’t have the “stuff” is that you don’t ..blah blah blah”. That is the typical line from a bubble rider.
I sometimes wonder about the middle aged oil guys that beat their chests about how successful they are, and attribute it to brains, hard work and America. In my opinion, most of them are just bubble riders, at the right place during the right time. Now the bubbles are popping and they are feeling very mortal. Oh, and has anybody heard more about those new SEC subpoenas to shale gas operators?
Hondo, First get rid of the food, then the rats will die off.
My comments have been limited to Choke’s assertion that the American Dream is alive and well, in spite of the worst economic downturn in the America’s history, and that he holds himself, “The Choke” in the flesh, as an example of the dream in action. I find this ridiculous, and listed reasons why in a prior post. I also find portions of the “Rely on the Prize” soliloquy to be nonsensical, although not nearly as arrogant and as absurd as Choke’ post. For example, the quote regarding the Wall Street protests from ROTP: “They are protesting against capitalism and the free market, and I cannot support such a protest.” Now I don’t claim to understand all the protesters stand for, but it seems to me that protesters issues with Wall Street have less to do with a free market and everything to do with a rigged market. If there was a free market, Goldman, JP Morgan and all the other firms would be belly up. The protest, in my opinion is focused on the special treatment given Wall Street by the our government and the Federal Reserve, to include the bailout with no strings attached, wherein massive bonuses were doled out to the guys who caused the problem and then debt was transferred to Joe citizen. If you want to talk about socialism, just look at Wall Street. And you think the firms are good to pay the money back? What a joke that is. Take a look at the biggest welfare mother in the world, AIG. The protesters are complaining about the revolving door between Goldman Sachs and the Federal Regulators. I must say this is a point that resonates with me. Wall Street has corrupted our SEC and disconnected the alarm system over the years. They created the debt with derivatives and made us pay it out, 100 cents on the dollar and then paid themselves bonuses with our bailout money. The average Joe did not get a bailout. Now there is anger and there are good reasons for it. I think the protesters want the money back and are prepared to take back. I think this is a good thing. I hope they take any measures necessary to get the job done.
OK choke, tell me what the American Dream means to you and why you feel compelled to declare that it is in full effect and you are the self proclaimed living proof. All this sound phony and full of fear to me but I will listen to your response. Choke you are a smart guy but your sense of timing is about as bad as I have seen. Review your posts on the BP blowout or the TPH "the letter" memo which savages all that question shale gas. Now you come to pronounce the "American Dream" is in full effect which presupposes America is full off opportunity and if one does not find the "dream", it is somehow self failure. Perhaps you fail to understand how much pain and anger there is in the American Street.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2011 on Get Out of Jail Free Card... at Open Choke
I find it really weird that you choose this time to declare the American Dream to be alive and well. Maybe the term “weird” is not strong enough. In case you have not noticed, unemployment is through the roof, people are losing their homes, new graduates cannot find jobs, American debt is at an all time high and tens of thousands of Americans are protesting in the street every day. These conditions do not jive with my vision of the American Dream, but then I have a hard time with the concept that a corporation is a person.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2011 on Get Out of Jail Free Card... at Open Choke
Ok…I think I have got it figured out. Dlebert - Delbert is Dave Pursell of TPH…he comes up with ideas and projections which destroy capital with the hope to make short term money and always projects his failures on others The Horses – The horses are the shale gas investors…driven into the ground Rico- Rico is Art Berman, always there to provide an insight into the truth. The only thing missing from the story is the Cavalry, riding in to save the day, which, of course is the SEC
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2011 on Wild Horses... at Open Choke
Please excuse me for changing the subject…but I am not sure what the subject is. Range Production has just drilled an interesting horizontal well in western Walker County (Gibbs 1-H) in what appears to be laminated sands about 100’ above the Buda. The lateral is 4000 feet +. This section does not look like much on the log, but I am hearing rumors…and I always believe oilfield rumors. In any event, it looks like Range has put together a big lease position, 100,000 acres or so. If this well works it seem to me a lot of country will be in play.
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2011 on Wild Horses... at Open Choke
Clearly, Choke is stating his agreement with Marx's theory of Dialectical Materialism, or in the alternative, he is smoking kine bud. Go Choke
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2011 on Wild Horses... at Open Choke
watched the video. eliz = hot,,,hondo = playa.. respect
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2011 on Whoops! at Open Choke
The Natural Gas Act, which would have done great things to open up domestic use of natural gas is DEAD, killed not by those evil liberal socialists, but by the Republican Conservatives. "The new efforts of right-wing organizations to oppose the NAT GAS Act are paying off, convincing co-sponsors to take the unusual step of publicly withdrawing their support for a bill that they previously cosponsored. Reps. Tim Griffin (R-AR) and Glenn Thompson (R-PA) withdrew their names as sponsors on May 26, joining Reps. Todd Akin (R-MO) and Steve Pearce (R-NM), who dropped their backing earlier in the month. Rep. Thompson had also been a co-sponsor of the 2009 version of the bill." Heritage Foundation says Obama and most of the "socialists" supported this bill. America has a lot of problems and this act had solutions, maybe the only no-brainer help with jobs, balance of trade and the environment. Are you rich enoughh to be a conservative??? Drill baby drill...ha ha ha
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2011 on Whoops! at Open Choke
nice watch!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2011 on Whoops! at Open Choke
Point taken Hondo....
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2011 on Whoops! at Open Choke
"About 20,000 royalty owners who have Barnett Shale natural gas leases with Chesapeake Energy will likely see their royalty checks slashed by roughly 25 percent after the company deducts expenses associated with post-production, such as gas gathering, compression and transportation." Ouch....what if they get away with this? Will the shareholders ask "if this is our right under the lease, then why didn't we withold these funds from the jump?...I want my money back"
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2011 on Whoops! at Open Choke
Let me be the first to criticize the SEC for going after the US shale gas operators in this time of national crisis. Shale gas in one of the few things that this country has that can contribute to pulling us out of our ballance of trade, as well as our employment problems. The SEC is under fire for turning a deaf ear to the crisis of 2008, the Goldman Sachs fraud and a litany of other obvious frauds. As an alternative, they focus on the oil business and Roger Clemens. This attack is 90% political. I say 90% because, in my opinion, the shale operators knowingly overstate their reserves, just like the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, Shell, on and on and on. Most of them do it, but they all produce product and create good jobs. The oil business is no friend of the Obama adminisrtration. One thing you can be sure of is this politically charged investigation will result in criminal and civil convictions. The SEC must show they are proactive, and the oil biz is an easy target. We wont be seeing any more Jr. aggie tough talk out of TPH. We wont see more bravado about how wrong Berman is. The smart money will just try to be invisible until this sad and unfortunate drama runs it's course. There is no parole in a Federal crime. People say Federal Penitentiary is "country club" living......don't buy into that. Fed time is hard time, especially for oil guys that are used to good food and women. They are trying to put you in prison to take heat off of them. Now is a good time to lay low, and when you write on a blog, pretend the SEC is reading it to a jury. Royal
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2011 on Whoops! at Open Choke
Now Quicksilver gets served, lets talk about it. I am interested in comments from from TPH.....
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2011 on Whoops! at Open Choke
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2011 on Whoops! at Open Choke